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Orbital elements perturbations

  1. Dec 28, 2006 #1
    Hello! First I am new at this forum and would like to say hello to everybody :)
    Second- I am looking for a good tutorial on artificial Earth satellites orbit perturbations. Can somebody give me an advice where I can find it? Do you know any propagation algorithms for artificial satellites that involves main perturbations (earths potential, solar pressure, 3rd body)?
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  3. Dec 31, 2006 #2

    Chris Hillman

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    Bond and Allman, Modern Astrodynamics should help with ambient gravitational field of the Earth plus perturbations from Moon, a second satellite (not sure what you have in mind), but not, I think, solar wind buffeting. But you probably wouldn't try to model the latter anyway--- its too complicated.
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